The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have signed international quarterback Mitchell Gale to the team’s practice roster.
The Oklahoma native played five seasons in the CFL, throwing for 1,050 yards and four touchdowns on 158 passing attempts. Gale spent his four-year college career with the Abilene Christian Wildcats, throwing for 97 touchdowns and over 12,000 passing yards. Gale has spent time with the Toronto Argonauts, Hamilton Tiger-Cats, Saskatchewan Roughriders, Calgary Stampeders and BC Lions.
Gale arrives as starter Matt Nichols remains out with an injury suffered during training camp. Chris Streveler has assumed the role, going 15 for 28 for 178 yards and three touchdown passes during the Bombers’ season home opener against Edmonton on June 14.
Winnipeg travels to Montreal to face the Alouettes on Friday. Game time is 6 p.m. CT.